Chuckie Campbell is an American musician, rapper, poet, fiction writer, editor, publisher, and educator who lives in Buffalo, NY. Recently, he took home two All WNY Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Performer and Best New Artist.
For live performances, Campbell combines with a live band to make Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction. With David “Teaspoon” Hulett on drums, Naheem Shabazz on Trombone, and Emilio Virella on the Trumpet, Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction make for a dynamic, powerful, and eclectic approach to hip hop, filled with fluid instrumentation, lush musical arrangements, and heartfelt poetic nuance.
Just months ago, Campbell came off of a national tour of the West and Midwest, and another short run through the southern United States with The Phaction, making several stops before performing at SXSW, the largest music festival of its kind in the country. After returning home, Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction also performed selective material at SUNY Buffalo State for TEDx Youth@Buffalo’s Innovation Next Conference.
In 2014, Campbell’s freshman album, More Die of Heartbreak, received positive press from national media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Source, and Young Hollywood. While tallying multiple five star reviews, playlist picks, and album of the week selections, the project itself boasted features from Cappadonna and Solomon Childs (affiliates of the Wu Tang Clan), Block McCloud of Disturbia Music Group, and Erin and Willie Breeding of the Nashville, TN Brother/Sister duo, The Breedings. In 2015, Campbell is set to release his next full length project.